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ISBN13: 9780393308730
ISBN10: 0393308731
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In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country becoming ever more tightly bound in a system so powerful that it reshaped the American landscape and transformed American culture. The world that emerged is our own.

Synopsis:

Awarded the 1992 Bancroft Prize and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 1991.

About the Author

William Cronon is Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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James Balliet, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by James Balliet)
This is a very well written and understandable book. It is a great narrative of the growth of Chicago and its relation with the 'hinterlands'. Additionally the author contends that Chicago was what gave rise to the West (and points North and South) and fed its growth. Its economy fueled the westward expansion, and as it did so, the West grew and gave back fueling Chicago's growth. It is about the marriage of economic and environmental history using commodities (pork bellies, lumber, cattle)to explain the inter-relation of the west (though the term hinterlands is probably more applicable) and the city of Chicago. While the book deals with what could easily be boring, Professor Cronan writes in a way that is entertaining and peaks your curiousity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393308730
Author:
Cronon, William
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Compiled:
Cram 101
Author:
Cronon, William
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Author:
Cronon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Gilded Age
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.) Historical geography.
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Cram101 Textbook Outlines
Series Volume:
6977
Publication Date:
19920531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 1.6 in 1.85 lb

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